Angeljc - posted on 10/10/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I'm new here. I am concerned about preschool as my soon to be 3 year old son has SPD w/ a speech delay. He is a sensory seeker and gets stuck on things with some ASD like behaviors - buttons, doors, spinning. He has not been dx and I understand there is overlap. However, the school system moved him from special ed to an ABA/autistic class because they felt ABA would help him focus better and would get more attention. He gets very hyper in new environments and the original teacher felt she couldn't focus on him like she would like to and that he would grow/learn more with a better ratio. I'm now a little concerned because ABA appears to be mainly for ASD when I search on it. It's possible that maybe my son needed an OT therapist in the classroom vs moving to ABA? Is ABA okay for SPD kids and it's just not published on the web as much? I know he does appear autistic at times when he gets stuck and he could be dx later as he matures. We see the dev. ped. in a few weeks - so I will check if this therapy is not right for him. I did observe the class before he moved over and the kids were HF or not dx and I felt he would fit in with them okay. I didn't see any severe children. But, when I read about how rigid ABA can be - sometimes I wonder if I took their advice too soon and trusted their opinion before I found out more about it!